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at home, the biggest voices in the gun debate square off as congress gets ready to consider changes that have both sides up in arms. >> good morning from mason middle school in mason, ohio. today is monday, march 25th, 2013. and this is "the daily rundown." >> our thanks to the eighth graders at mason middle school in ohio. even that kid lying down. that would have been me in eighth grade. good morning to all of you. i'm chris alizza in for chuck todd this morning. secretary of state john kerry is in afghanistan on a previously unannounced appearance in the war zone. the second stop on a solo trip that took him to iraq over the weekend. but this was no photo op. kerry took the opportunity to have what he called a spirited discussion with iraqi leaders about their failure to stop or even inspect daily flights from iran, carrying weapons to the syrian army through iraqi air space. >> anything that supports president assad is problematic. and i made it very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from iran are, in fact, helping to sustain president assad. there are members of
changed the mideast, but not in the way initial supporters thought it would. proep francis officially begins his term as leader of the catholic church. we will go live to the vatican for the changes. >> gay marriage advocates find an ally in former secretary of state hillary clinton. what does the push tell us about future political plans? >> it's tuesday, march 19th, 2013. "the daily rundown." i'm luke russert in for chuck todd who just landed in israel. we start with breaking news out of nevada where six u.s. marines have been kill and eight wounded in an explosion that occurred in a training exercise overnight at the army's hawthorne depot and storage facility in western nevada. we go now for the latest. jim, was this an accident or did somebody do something wrong? >> it was clearly an accident according to u.s. military officials who say that the six marines were killed and eight others wounded in a live fire training exercise at the hawthorne army depot early this morning. according to the officials, there several accounts. one that has the marines loaded and a 16-millimeter mort
. >> the fact of the matter is the white house is changing how they're doing their outreach. this is different. almost everyone admitted after the dinner that it was more productive because the republican leadership was not in the room. in an interview with speaker boehner, who doesn't want to lose his job, pretty much agreed. >> so no more big top down deals, no more obama-boehner top-down deals or really -- >> those haven't worked very well if you've watched over the last few years. >> i understand. a lot of people would like a deal. >> yeah, but i don't think it's the way to get to one. listen, two people hiding behind closed doors doesn't replicate a 535 members of congress or the wisdom of 535 members of congress. >> right now there are actually some members of the republican leadership who prefer that the bargaining work this way, that the outreach is to the rank and file first, and then they bring in leadership. today the president's outreach continues. he's invited house budget committee chairman paul ryan for lunch at the white house. ryan will of course be rolling out his budget next
sweeping changes for the whole country. also this morning in arizona, john mccain host a bipartisan group of leading senators of chuck sumer for a tour of the mexican border. can they make headway on a top priority for the second term? plus david petraeus talks publicly for the first time since stepping down. find out what he had to say about the affair that ended his career. >> from abby road in london, england, march 27th, 2013 and this is "the daily rundown." here's chuck todd. >> chuck todd getting love from across the pond. what a guy. i'm luke russert in for the goatee man. that reading was inspired. with passions on both sides running high, they will run the second day of oral arguments on same-sex marriage. the issue before the high court, the constitutionality of the 17-year-old defense of a marriage act and whether congress can withhold benefits from legally wed gay couples. doma was signed into law by president clinton. an 83-year-old former computer programmer from new york named edie windsor is the person bringing the case forward. doma barbie irs from recognizing her marriag
care takes $716 billion. >> changing the program forever. the romney/ryan plan will restore medicare funding and protect and strengthen the program for the next generation. >> well, they are not restoring those cuts. ryan and house republicans are matching forward as if the 2012 election didn't happen. his budget is a lot like his last two and doesn't seem to offer much room for compromise it tries to repeat affordable care act. it transz sitions medicare to a voucher or support program by 2024. ryan does eliminate tax loopholes and deductions but does not use those revenues to pay down the debt. instead, consolidating the tax coated into two tax brackets, 10% and 25%. his budget pushes approval of the keystone pipeline, raises the question as senate democrats prepare their own budget and president obama continues his charm offensive is ripe capable of cutting a deal, is this budget intended to start the covering? perhaps not. perhaps this is just for base republicans. ryan himself voted against simpson boles, hasn't reached across the other side when it comes to budget negotiation,
no change to social security. the president reportedly faced some skepticism yesterday when he spoke to senate democrats about potential plans to switch to a, quote, chained cpi, which could lower the rate at which social security benefits are increased and cut the cost of the program in the long run. this morning, the liberal "huffington post" has a banner headline quoting senator tom harkin. quote, he said he hopes we reach some grand bargain. but what is in that grand bargain? murray defended democrats against charges they're not willing to tackle entitlements, including the eligibility ages for social security and medicare. >> my dad had multiple sclerosis. he and my mom literally crawled to the age of 65 to make sure they had the health care they need. i think that is, in the short run, maybe a punchy phrase, that the republicans like to put out, but it is not a way to strengthen medicare in the long run. >> the bottom line, is murray putting out a budget which can get not 51 votes, but 51 democratic votes? think about that fact. on the other side of capitol hill on tuesday, hou
. >> our people have not changed. the vast majority of the american people are hard working taxpayers who take responsibility for their families, go to work every day, they pay their mortgage on time. >> senator rand paul said the party needs a major makeover with younger voters, saying the new gop will need to embrace liberty in both the economic and personal sphere. >> the filibuster was about drones but also about much more. do we have a bill of rights? do we have a constitutional? and will we defend it. ask the facebook generation whether we should put a kid in jail for the nonviolent crime of drug use and you'll hear a resounding no. >> then, of course, there are the republicans who are not at cpac. al cardinas told reporters that new jersey governor chris christie has not earned a spot in the all-star program because of decisions he made but that he could be invited next year. tomorrow's keynote will be delivered by texas senator ted cruz, somebody who's not exactly winning mr. congeniality contest inside the senate. he's clearly gotten under the skin of a lot of senators republican
rundown." now here's chuck todd. >> that's pretty good, a little late night snowman-there. from changing shipman. thank you. congress is rushing things this morning. they want to finish business and get out of town as a winter storm drops perhaps as much as a foot of snow here in the nation's capital. and the house is tracking some budget votes. in at 10 this morning to debate and vote on funding the government through the fall. they've canceled a bunch of votes for the rest of the week. there isn't a member of congress, republican or democrat, who thinks the president does a good job reaching out a members of congress. but this morning, the white house is signaling that maybe they're ready to begin a new period of engagement. the president hinted at this strategy at his news conference on friday. >> there is a caucus of common sense up on capitol hill. it's just, it's a silent group right now, and we want to make sure that their voices start getting heard. in the coming days and coming weeks i'm going to keep on reaching out to them. >> well, "the new york times" this morning reports th
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of the timing. yesterday the president told ofa that after his campaign he still believes change happens from the outside. >> what we don't want to do is repeat the mistake that i believe in 2008 we made where some of that energy just kind of dissipated and we were only playing an inside game and i'm sitting in a room with a bunch of folks negotiating all the time but those voices are no longer heard. >> one more thing, they are the same people that ran the president's 2012 campaign made this audacious claim that the group is not a partisan political organization. >> i want to say a word about what we aren't. we are not a partisan organization. >> there's been some confusion as john said earlier about what it is and what it isn't. organizing fraction is an issue advocacy group. not an electoral one. >> folks, they can jump up and down and claim this all they want and maybe for legal statuses this is what it is. the fact is that group is a group that taps the president's campaign e-mail list to solicit donations. what is the piece of republican initiated legislation they are trying to persuade
sex marriage has not changed his view. christie said he is still undecided about a new jersey bill that would ban so-called gay conversion therapy saying, quote, philosophically on bills that restrict parents' ability to make decisions on how to care for their children, i'm generally a skeptic of those bills. now, there can always be exceptions to those rules. under pressure from democrats on thursday, christie said he personally opposes the practice but still refused to take a position on the bill. by the way, christie also dodged 2016 talk at a news conference at a new jersey elementary school with some mini questioners. >> i'm a third grader at the elementary school. you've done a great job here in new jersey and i was wondering if you were thinking about running for president. >> do you work for msnbc? i'm not thinking about running for president right now, because i've got a job to do here and i've got an obligation to all these folks. you can't worry about fourth grade until you finish third grade. you know? and i can't worry about this until i do this job. >> great question
, president obama keeping up the pressure on changing the country's gun laws, talking about gun violence and children on the same day that state police released new information about the sandy hook shooting tragedy. we will take you live to connecticut for the latest. after two days of tough questions and a few clues into their thinking, they wait to see what the supreme court will say about same-sex marriage. we will break it down moments from now. boston's big shot off the sides to call it quits. after two decades in office, could mayor tom be one of the last larger than life to dominate city hall. >> welcome to sequoia national park. it's thursday, march 28th, 2013. here's the daily run do you. >> good stuff. i'm peter alexander minus the goatee. a thanks to twins paige and eric. that was sequoia national park in california. i grew up spending my summers out there. we will begin with the supreme court where justices seem skeptical that the 17-year-old defense of marriage act should survive. they call it discrimination in the most basic form. justice elena kagan said congress itself wa
as to why he made this his first trip of his second term. >> across this region the winds of change bring both promise and peril. so i see this visit as an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between our nations, to restate america's unwavering commitment to israel's security, and to speak directly to the people of israel and to your neighbors. >> and he's going to be going to ramallah meeting with the palestinian authority there, the head there, abbas in the west bank. he's meeting with jord ab's king abdullah on this trip with mubarak not in egypt anymore, the single most important arab leader in the peace process if something happens. now president perez, he spoke about the peace process after the president spoke. >> we long to see an end to the conflict with the palestinians, to see the palestinians enjoying fraed freedom and prosperity in their own state. we extend our hand in peace to all countries in the middle east. >> fact is we're a long way away from this peace process jump-starting at allment we have to figure out who speaks for the palestinians. that's giant issue, n
problems. ready to change your routine? ask your doctor about once-a-day xarelto®. for more information including cost support options, call 1-888-xarelto or visit >>> well, to get started i have to talk about the rumors that came out today which says that i'll be moving up to 11:30. or as my parents call it, still too late. actually the rumors are true. nbc is turning "the tonight show" into a diving competition. so exciting. >> that is exciting. what did you learn today, mike? >> well, that is exciting, jimmy fallon -- >> a great guy. >> but i also learned on a more serious note, cyprus, the economic situation in cyprus. a million people live on cyprus. the economy is smaller than the state vermont. warren buffett should just buy cyprus. >> bloomberg buy it and split it in half. >> what did you learn? >> today was a very educational show. we found out phish is starting a new album tomorrow. that's breaking news. and i got to look at my friend james bennett without a beard and i've got to say -- >> no, don't. >> he looks younger. he looks younger. don't you think? >> it'
as if there's harp music playing and quiet dinner music in the halls here. the mood seems changed. now maybe some of the rancor will find its way back, but for at least this moment in time, led in part by the president reaching out, sitting down with republicans. republicans then talking about it in positive terms. we heard democrat chris van holland describing the informal setting there. can it be? can it happen? well, in part what's going on is there is a weariness that members of congress have felt. there does seem to be a new window now, especially pastth election. the president's got his second term. part of the problem i've been told by senate republicans part of that dinner the other night is that the president and the people he's been meeting with all acknowledge there is a limited window. it's true for second terms. it's also true in the moment we're living in now, between continuing resolution fights, between debt ceiling. there's a period of a few months here where they believe they can get something done. i've told that the president will urge his emb, the department of office an
series as it continues, with a woman who's changing the face of the new york delegation. then picking a new pope. the process is underway as cardinals from around the world convene in rome. first, look at todd's politics planner. at 10:15 this morning, in addition to the omb announcement, the president will nominate mccarthy to head the agency. and another big scientist to take over energy. to take over the energy department from steven chew. you're watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. [ female announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. she can't always move the way she wants. now you can. with stayfree ultra thins. flexible layers move with your body while thermocontrol wicks moisture away. keep moving. stayfree. i really like your new jetta! and you want to buy one like mine because it's so safe, right? yeah... yeah... i know what you've heard -- iihs top safety pick for $159 a month
the future of same-sex marriage in america. the court's consideration comes as major political players change their minds on the issue. supporters see the dominos starting to fall. >>> and we'll talk about how quickly things have changed in the last decade with the man who helped bill clinton get elected and how whether or not he'll be helping hillary clinton do the same in 2016. the ragen' cajon james carville will be here. ♪ under the sea >> good morning from the cast and crew of "the little mermaid" in new jersey. >> it's tuesday, march 26th, 2013. and this is the "daily rundown." now here's chuck todd. >> good morning, everybody. i'm luke russert in for chuck todd. and our great thanks to the cast and crew of the little mermaid there at anthony wayne middle school in wayne, new jersey. i think ursula throwing to chuck todd is the top ten moment. just about an hour for now, the supreme court, a four-year legal battle to restore the right of marriage rights to same-sex couples. it could define marriage for the next generation. in 2008, six months after the california supreme court endorse
legislation. the president lashed out at his opponents for trying to change the subject. >> they're doing everything they can to make all our progress collapse under the weight of fear and frustration or their assumption is that people will just forget about it. the notion that two months or three months after something as horrific as what happened in newtown happens and we've moved on to other things. that's not who we are. >> nbc national investigative correspondent michael isikoff joins me now with more on the newtown investigation. mike, we found out a fair amount or more at least about the case on thursday. tell us sort of where we are and how much more we expect to learn in the coming days as this investigation proceeds. >> right, chris. well, first of all, this was a partial disclosure. a lot more we haven't learned. the chief prosecutor made clear in the statement yesterday that this is an ongoing investigation and there were redactions in the material. but we did learn a lot about the arsenal of weapons that adam lanza had stored both at his home and in his car and brought to the
represents. >> governor andrew cuomo announced a change to his new assaults weapons ban, changing it to exempt guns used in movies or tv shows filmed in new york. >> apparently they have blanks, so phony magazines or something. people want certainty, and i don't see -- there's no reason not to make a change like that to give people, an industry, comfort, especially when it's an industry we want to be doing business in the state. should you be able to move these types of guns in movies? the answer is yes. >> helping hollywood there. >>> elizabeth warren demonstrated why she's so popular among liberal democrats, taking on ben bernanke this week at a senate hearings. >> these big financial institutions are getting cheaper borrowing to the tune of $83 billion in a single year, simply because people believe that the government would step in and bail them out. >> that earned her this headline from the huffington post -- elizabeth warren continuing to be the senator we all hoped she would be. >>> and we're going to hear from mitt romney on a sunday news show. here as a clip. >> we were o
compromise that included some closing of tax loopholes, but included long-term changes in entitlements that the president is claiming he'll agree to? >> i don't see us getting there in the next three weeks. i think that we in the short-term, we're going to make adjustments this week to give the department of defense and the va the ability to move around and make those cuts in the places where they feel they can. i think in the long-term, certainly. we want tax reform. hr 1 is all about tax reform that dave camp's been working on and his committee. and those will close those loopholes, make it more fair. we've got to do that, and i want to join with that and also the entitlement issue. i haven't seen a real effort from the administration to say let's preserve this for future generations. >> i want to go back to the issue of long-term. if tax reform produces new revenue, which is always the washington code word for new taxes, are you okay with seeing some of this money used not to only lower the tax rates but maybe some of that money used as part of the grand background, if you will, tha
calls for big changes to the primary system for the presidential season. noting that the 20 presidential primary debates in 2012 were damaging to mitt romney. calls for prohibiting primary debates before september 1st, 2015. limiting the number of debates to 10 to 12 and possibly docking delegates from candidates who ignore the rules so that there are not, like, other debates around there. it also calls for moving the national convention up to late june or even july. shortening the primary process. priebus talked about the damage he believes the long primary did to romney yesterday on cbs. >> i think we had way too many debates with our candidates slicing and dicing each other. i think they had to wait too long to get to the convention. i'd do one a month. i'd have more say over the moderators, more say over the debate partners. i would limit the debate to a reasonable amount. i don't know. maybe seven or eight. but not 23. >> to think that romney's biggest problem was too many debates and too late a convention is also a bit naive. fewer debates and a july convention aren't necessarily r
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